Sports Teams The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time  

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List Rules The greatest professional teams. No minor league teams, iconic collegiate teams okay

The best sports franchises in sports history, ranked by sports fans for sports fans. Most teams have a dynasty that only lasts for a few years. But a great sports franchise is consistently successful on and off the playing field, earning loyalty and respect from the team's fans and the sports world as a whole. Anyone can vote for their favorite franchises on this list, or add their own list of the best sports franchises to these rankings. So, whether you're a hardcore sports fan or just a fan of how certain teams play the game, this is the place to release your inner SportsCenter commentator.

What are the best sports teams of all time? Can a basketball dynasty edge out a classic baseball favorite? The fans get to decide on this list of the best sports teams ever. But remember, the top clubs aren't necessarily the most successful sports franchises. Some may have losing records overall, or have just enjoyed a few short bursts of glory, but no matter their win-lose percentages, these teams have stood the test of time and made history as the some of the favorites of all time.
list ordered by

1
2,908 3,231
New York Yankees is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City, The Bronx

2
2,371 2,828
Boston Celtics is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

3
2,163 2,855
Los Angeles Lakers is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles

4
1,934 2,907
Green Bay Packers is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Green Bay

5
1,942 2,293
New England Patriots is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

6
1,736 2,248
Boston Red Sox is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

7
1,705 2,522
Pittsburgh Steelers is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Pittsburgh

8
1,789 2,327
Chicago Bulls is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Chicago

9
1,639 1,749
FC Barcelona is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Barcelona

10
1,339 1,907
Montreal Canadiens is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Montreal, Qu├ębec

11
1,482 2,078
Manchester United F.C. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Old Trafford, Greater Manchester

12
1,337 2,034
Detroit Red Wings is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

13
1,170 1,765
St. Louis Cardinals is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

14
1,198 2,121
Dallas Cowboys is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Arlington

15
1,164 1,486
San Antonio Spurs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Antonio

16
962 1,453
Los Angeles Dodgers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
Los Angeles

17
1,101 1,531
Real Madrid C.F. is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

18
942 1,685
San Francisco 49ers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
San Francisco

19
759 1,135
Chicago Blackhawks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

20
654 1,063
Boston Bruins is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
dannyseven added Boston

21
614 992
Liverpool F.C. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Liverpool

22
688 1,394
Notre Dame Fighting Irish foot... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time

23
703 1,462
New York Giants is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
New York City

24
558 967
FC Bayern Munich is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time
sebbzor added Munich

25
503 802
Golden State Warriors is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sports Franchises Of All Time